David's Bridal Has Fun, Flirty and Fab Party Dresses for Fall 2011

Everything She Wants wishes the David's Bridal store in Manhattan was open when I exchanged "I do's."  The budget-friendly brand offers a bevy of beautiful wedding dresses that start at $299 (with many on sale for under $100), and are available from size 0 to 16 and 16W to 26W for plus-size brides.  Designer gowns by Vera Wang (White by Vera Wang), Oleg Cassini and Galina are priced higher.

Stylist Nicole Brewer works with David's Bridal and walked me through an exclusive blogger preview at the spacious, light-filled Chelsea store. New for fall 2011, David's Bridal introduced the modern DB Studio Collection inspired by the hottest looks from the red carpet and the biggest royal wedding in decades. So get your Kate and Pippa replicas online and at select DB stores.

Me in dress pick #1 with stylist Nicole Brewer.

The biggest surprise, however, is the brand's stylish selection of special occasion and party dresses that start at just $79.99.  Brewer noted that since sizes range from 2 to 26 you'll find pretty frocks that flatter all shapes and sizes.

"David's Bridal is a fashion destination," the style expert said while flipping through the racks. "You have younger Kardashian looks, little black dresses, and little white dresses."  Brewer said other hot trends for fall include metallic colors, one-shoulder and lingerie-inspired looks, and pockets and origami folds.

For accessories, fascinators -- small hats adorned with feathers, flowers and bows -- are the must-have accessory for brides and party girls.  David's Bridal also offers many options for funky shoes and clutches.

My David's Bridal dress pick!

As part of the blogger preview, I had the chance to select a party dress and my top two picks were a tiered, little black crinkle chiffon dress ($158) from White by Vera Wang and a strapless, belted metallic dress with pockets ($149).  In the end, I chose the flirty gold dress and reminded myself that I should show a little leg more often.